snow white coloring pages – Snow White and the seven dwarfs is one of the most famous fairy tales in the world. The story of the daughter and the seven dwarfs was first published by the Grimm brothers.
Like many of Grimm’s fairy tales, the “Snow White” story is thought to date back to the Middle Ages and was passed on by word of mouth for several centuries.
In 1937, a Walt Disney animated show took the story around the world. Since then, Snow White has gone global as a fairy tale.
However, quoted from Ancient Origins, a study mentions the possibility that Snow White is not just fiction
Summary of the story
Born as a beautiful daughter with beautiful and smooth skin, her mother named her Snow White.
After the Queen’s death, his father remarried a violent woman. On one occasion, the woman asked about her beauty in a magic mirror.
The answer from the mirror angered him, because all he heard Snow White was the most beautiful woman in the whole country.
Snow White’s stepmother then ordered a hunter to take Snow White into the forest and kill her. But the hunter sympathized and freed the beautiful princess.
Snow White arrived at a hut and slept on a bed because of exhaustion. When he woke up, there were seven dwarves staring at him. He was also allowed to live with them as long as he cleaned the hut and cooked.
They stayed quietly until one day the magic mirror told the Queen that Snow White was still alive and still the most beautiful. The queen then disguised herself as an old grandmother and gave the girl a poisoned apple.
After one bite, Snow White passed out. The dwarves make a glass coffin and place Snow White in it, thinking she is dead.
One day, a handsome prince passed by and saw Snow White in a glass coffin. He immediately fell in love and convinced the dwarves to take the glass case for a proper burial.
When the Prince and several other men were carrying the coffin, they were caught by tree roots. The part of the poisoned apple slipped from Snow White’s throat.
He woke up and the Prince immediately confessed his love. They then got married and were happy forever.
Margarete von Waldeck In 1994 the German historian Eckhard Sander published “Schneewittchen: Marchen oder Wahrheit?” and claims to have told a story that may have inspired Snow White’s story.
According to Sander, the character Snow White is based on the life of Margarete von Waldeck, a German noblewoman who was born in 1533 as a descendant of Philip IV.
At the age of 16, Margarete was forced by her stepmother, Katharina of Hatzfekd, to move to Wildungen in Brussels. There, Margarete fell in love with the prince who would later become King Pihilip II of Spain.
Margarete’s parents disapproved of the relationship because it was “politically unpleasant.” Margarete died suddenly at the age of 21 and it is suspected that she had been poisoned.
Historical records point to the King of Spain who also opposed the romantic relationship. He allegedly sent agents to kill Margarete.
Then, where did the seven dwarves come from? Margarete’s father owned several copper mines which employed the children like half slaves. The poor conditions cause many child workers to die young.
Those who survive are usually stunted and have crooked limbs due to malnutrition and heavy physical labor. As such, they were nicknamed “the poor dwarves.”
About the poisoned apples, Sander argues that this story stems from a historical incident in Germany when an old man was arrested for distributing poisoned apples to children who he thought had stolen his fruit.
Maria Sophia von Erthal Not everyone is convinced of Sander’s opinion. According to a research group in Lohr, Bavaria, the story of Snow White refers to Maria Sophia von Erthal who was born on June 15, 1729 in Lohr-am-Main, Bavaria.
She is the daughter of an 18th century landlord Prince Philipp Christoph von Erthal and his wife, Baroness von Bettendorff.
After the Baroness died, the Prince married Claudia Elisabeth Maria von Venningen, a Countess from Reichenstein who was said to dislike her stepson.
The palace where they used to live was once home to a “talking mirror,” that is, an acoustic talking toy. The mirror is now in the Spessart Museum.
The mirror made in 1720 by the Electorate Mainz Mirror Factory in Lohr was probably in the palace when Maria’s stepmother lived there.
The dwarves in Maria’s story are reportedly with Bieber, a mining town located west of Lohr. The city is surrounded by 7 mountains.
The smallest mining tunnels can only be entered by the shortest miners and often involve small people. Miners wear light-colored hats.
Lohr’s research group argues that the glass coffin is related to the area’s famous glass masterpiece. The poison apple refers to the poisonous shrub that grows a lot in Lohr.
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